Travellers should be guaranteed help getting home if their travel agency goes bust while they are on holiday in another country and travellers in difficulty should be able to get assistance, under new rules approved by internal market MEPs on Tuesday. MEPs also stress that organisers should not be able to change flight times or prices significantly after a sale is concluded.
"eCall" devices that automatically alert rescue services to car crashes should be fitted to all new car models by October 2015, said the Internal Market Committee amending a draft law to this end on Tuesday. This system, using the 112 emergency call number, would enable the emergency services to reach the crash scene faster, saving lives and reducing injuries, MEPs note.
Parliament is to hold a public hearing next Monday on the universal right to clean water, the first EP hearing under the European Citizens' Initiative allowing the public to ask the EU authorities for new legislation.
(a) kaupade vaba liikumine, kaasa arvatud tehniliste standardite ühtlustamine,
(c) teenuste osutamise vabadus, välja arvatud finants- ja postiteenused;